NOVEMBER 25th: History and corn husk dolls for all ages the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family! 10 to 4.

DECEMBER 2nd—Open House from 12-4, lantern tours at 5 p.m.: Christmas at Stagville

A holiday open house at Historic Stagville!

Explore our site and learn about holiday traditions for all different families at Stagville. You’ll visit the house of the Bennehan-Cameron slaveholders, the 1850 house of an enslaved family, and the house of a freed family after Emancipation. Kids and adults of all ages can help dress these houses for the coming Christmas season. This open house is free to all.

Come back at 5 p.m. for lantern tours! Tickets are $5 per person, children under 2 are free. See a special performance in the tradition of Jonkonnu, the West African fusion tradition celebrated by enslaved people at Stagville. Tour the houses in the evening with fires and lantern light. Tickets must be purchased in advance, by phone or in person.

JANUARY 27th, 2018: 17th Annual African-American Cultural Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History

Come visit us in Raleigh as we celebrate and explore the stories of African Americans in North Carolina. We’ll be making cowrie shell jewelry, showing off our new education programs, and recruiting volunteers!

FEBRUARY 23rd, 6 to 8 p.m.: Stagville Under the Stars

Join Historic Stagville and Morehead Planetarium for Stagville Under the Stars! Hear African folktales about the night sky and peer through telescopes to take a tour of the stars. This event is perfect for kids and families. We will meet in the Visitor Center and then head outside to use telescopes on the grounds.

This event is FREE and open to the public.